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  • MI Windows & Doors announced plans last Friday to idle its Van Alstyne, Texas, window fabrication plant where there are currently 66 employees. By the end of the year, Van Alsytne customers will be served from the manufacturer's facility in Carrolton, Texas, also located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. “Our decision to idle the Van Alstyne facility has been difficult. Anytime we... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is urging dealers to contact members of the House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee and voice their support to extend window tax credits for 2011 and beyond. The “call to action” follows a meeting last week between WDDA representatives and members of Sens. Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Snowe's (R-Maine) staff. The two Senators are pushing to... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. recently opened a new laboratory in Lake Forest, Calif., a southeastern suburb of Los Angeles. Focused on fenestration products, the facility will be accredited by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Dade County, Fla., for conducting window and door certification tests specified by those authorities, officials reports. Test equipment at ATI's... more »
  • Mark Hermann, with 37 years of service at Quanex Building Products, has announced his retirement from Homeshield Fenestration Components, effective November 30. He will be succeeded by Jack Conway, currently vice president of operations at the Quanex business unit.  “Mark has been associated with Homeshield for almost 40 years, and over that period of time has seen the... more »
  • Employees at Pella Corp.'s Fairfield, Ohio, exterior door plant have received notice that the facility will be closed next year. The closing, expected in mid- to late-2011, is the result of the housing market plunge, company officials report.  “New home construction has dropped as much as 60 to 70 percent in the U.S. from the record levels of just a few years ago, dramatically... more »
  • PPG Industries has been selected as one of five industry partners in the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster, a five-year initiative designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the United States. Housed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the initiative is being funded in part by a $129 million grant from the federal government. PPG’s role in the effort will be to: Leverage a... more »
  • Officials told employees at the Jeld-Wen Inc. plant in Hartselle, Ala., yesterday that the facility will be closed in two months. Jeld-Wen acquired the interior door manufacturing plant from Young Door in 1990. In a statement released after the announcement to employees, Teri Cline, Jeld-Wen communication director, said, "2010 has been another challenging year for the window and door... more »
  • After 45 years of being headquartered in New York, Manhattan Door Corp. is relocating to Carlstadt, N.J. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new operation is scheduled for October 26. “This strategic relocation allows us to work with a broader customer base while better serving the Tri-state area,” says Michael Sklar, president. “Our team remains dedicated to our family’s... more »
  • The employees of Sunrise Windows in Temperance, Mich., recently joined together to make a significant donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, “the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists,” according to the organization’s Web site. The effort was held on October 8 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Passionately Pink... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded the distribution capabilities of its Chicago production facility.  Previously, the plant had served the Chicago metropolitan area with Crystal serving most Midwest customers from its New York operation. Crystal Window is now shipping vinyl and aluminum window and door products from the 80,000-square-foot Chicago plant to company branches in the... more »